• Justin Bruening is a former American fashion model and Soap Opera Digest Award-winning actor.
• He is 43 years old and of English and German roots.
• He enjoys playing basketball and guitar, and is a fan of Converse All-Star sneakers.
• He is known for his roles in "All My Children", "One Life to Live", and "Sweet Magnolias".
• He is married to actress Alexa Havins, and together they have three children.
Justin Bruening is a former American fashion model, and a Soap Opera Digest Award-winning actor, who is famous for his roles in the daytime drama series “All My Children”, and the romantic series “Sweet Magnolias.”
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Justin Bruening was born under the Libra zodiac sign on 24 September 1979, in Saint Helena, Nebraska, and is 43 years old as of 2022. His mother is Debbie; he revealed that he knows nothing about his father, because he’s never met him. Justin is of English and German roots, and was brought up by both his mother and grandmother, Grace, on her farm. His hometown had a small population of 85 people at the time.
Justin attended a local high school, which only had nine students. He matriculated to Chadron State College, located in Chadron, Nebraska. Following the completion of his studies, Bruening relocated to San Diego, California, to begin his career. It’s reported that he was discovered by a Scott Copeland scout named Sue Nessel at one of McDonald’s joints in Escondido, California. Sue was shooting photographs with the acclaimed fashion photographer, Bruce Weber, when he met him. Justin honed his acting skills at the New York-based Caymichael Patten Acting Studios.
Hobbies and Interests
Justin is a big fan of basketball, and played the game with friends when he was a teenager.
He is also a gifted musician, who is very good at playing the guitar.
His best-loved shoes are Converse All-Star sneakers, and he’s kept a collection of the models at his house.
The “All My Children” star exercises frequently to maintain his athletic body. He previously documented his weight loss journey on his social media handles, and shared tips with his fans.
Shortly after he moved to San Diego, Bruening signed with a modeling agency, and began posing for the company Fitch and Abercrombie. He later auditioned for a role in the ABC and The Online Network (TOLN) show “All My Children”, and was cast to play JR Chandler by its casting director, Judy Wilson. After reconsideration, Wilson gave him the role of James Martin in 2003, and he appeared in over 163 episodes, which made him very popular. He was later cast to play Jamie Martin in eight episodes of the ABC soap opera “One Life to Live” in 2004-2005.
Justin was featured as Daytime Hottest Star in several magazines such as Us Weekly, Teen People, and J-14. In 2006, he was cast as Bobby in the movie “Fat Girls.” Subsequently, he appeared in single episodes of several other series, such as “Hope and Faith,” “Cold Case,” and “CSI: Miami.” In 2008, he landed a role in the made-for-television action movie “Knight Rider,” which was the pilot for the TV series of the same title.
Justin’s stint in the series “All My Children” ended in 2011 and thereafter, he contributed to the creation of several projects, such as the Warner Bros.-produced TV pilot “Wonder Woman,” which never aired. In 2011, he appeared in single episodes of four series, including “Wonder Woman” and “CSI: NY.” Subsequently, in 2011 and 2012 he appeared in nine episodes of the thriller “Ringer,” which stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, and in 2012 and 2013, he starred in nine episodes of the ALMA Award-winning drama, “Switched at Birth,” which also starred Vanessa Marano, Katie Leclerc and Sean Berdy.
Bruening is famous for playing Paramedic M. Taylor in 16 episodes of the Screen Actors Guild Award-winning medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy” from 2013 to 2018, which aired on ABC. The show was a huge success and stared Ellen Pompeo, Patrick Dempsey and Chandra Wilson. Some of Justin’s other notable appearances were in the police procedural action series “Hawaii Five-0,” the supernatural teen drama “Ravenswood,” and “Good Behavior.”
In 2018, he appeared in two films, the Dennis Iliadis-directed slasher “He’s Out There” and the David G. Evans-directed Christian drama “Indivisible,” which was inspired by true events. His fame skyrocketed when in 2020 he was cast as Cal Maddox in the romantic drama “Sweet Magnolias,” which is based on an eponymous novel by Sherryl Woods. The show also stars Brooke Elliott, Jamie Lynn Spears and JoAnna Garcia Swisher. In 2020, Justin also appeared in the episode “BlueBallz” of the urban fantasy TV series “Lucifer.”
Justin is married to the American actress, Alexa Havins – the duo met on the set of “All My American” and dated for a year before Justin popped the question during the shooting of one of the show’s episodes. They walked the aisle on 5 June 2005 at a private wedding ceremony. On 10 August 2010, the couple welcomed a daughter, Lexington Grace Bruening, and in 2013, a son named Zane. Later in December 2015, they had their third child, whose name and gender aren’t disclosed,. The duo is seemingly living a happy, private life together, and has invested their time in raising their kids. Justin’s wife previously revealed ‘We’re just living a really fulfilled life, Justin and I and our kids… I always knew I’d love being a mom, but I enjoy it even more than I thought I would. So, I’ve just been focusing on them a lot, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.’
#AllMyChildren stars Justin Bruening and Alexa Havins look back on their on-set proposal and reveal if they’ve shown the show to their kids.
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) May 28, 2020
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Bruening is of White ethnicity and has a set of hazel eyes and dark brown hair, and a very fair skin tone. He’s masculine, stands 6ft 3ins (1.91m) tall, and weighs approximately185lbs (84kgs).
Justin has carved a niche for himself in the film industry – he’s worth approximately $10 million as of 2022.
Justin Bruening’s Wife, Alexa Havins
Alexa Carole Havins is a native of Artesia, New Mexico, born under the Scorpio zodiac sign on 16 November 1980, making her 42 years old as of 2022. She began expressing interest in music and started dancing at the age of three. She attended Chandler High School.
The renowned actress is famous for appearing in the series “Secret Lives” and “All My Children”, and the film “Bank Brothers.” She also shared the screen with Will Smith, Jason Bateman, and Charlize Theron in the acclaimed superhero black comedy movie “Hancock.” Alexa is worth around $1 million, earned from her acting career.